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Bong Go confirms China government plane landed in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Special Assistant to the President Bong Go confirmed on Sunday, June 10, that a Chinese government plane recently landed in the Philippines, as he said the aircraft was cleared for landing.  The plane was spotted at the Davao City Airport on Friday, June 8, according to viral ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerJun 10th, 2018

Malacañang confirms new landing of China plane in Davao

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Malacañang confirmed that a Chinese plane landed again in Davao City, hometown of President Rodrigo Duterte, for a "refueling stop" this weekend. "All licenses, permits, and protocols issued and observed," Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said.  This was also the case with the Chinese ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 24th, 2018

China plane only refueling in Davao? Obvious lie – Trillanes

MANILA, Philippines – Opposition senator Antonio Trillanes IV accused Special Assistant to the President Bong Go of lying when he said that a  Chinese military plane landed in Davao City , President Rodrigo Duterte's hometown, just to refuel. Trillanes said it was not the first time a Chinese plane landed there, citing an unnamed source from ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

Chinese Plane Only Made Refueling Stop in PH: SAP Go

The Chinese military aircraft, which landed in the Philippines, only made a refueling stop, Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go clarified Sunday. “The request for landing was received, processed and cleared by relevant Philippine Government agencies,” Go said in a statement Sunday. The presidential top aide made this reaction after photos of […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJun 11th, 2018

China invading PH? Nonsense, says envoy

KAWIT, Cavite --- Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua dismissed on Tuesday as "nonsense" talk spreading about China invading the Philippines that spread when a Chinese military plane landed in Davao City. "I'm really puzzled and even surprised that some of the people here [are] taking the landing of Chinese military jets as a kind of military threat to the Philippines," Zhao told reporters. He also said some people said the landing of the Chinese plane in Davao City indicated that this might be the "beginning of our invasion." "Please allow me to be blunt, it's nonsense. We have never thought of going to war with our good neighbor, our good friend that is the Philippines," he said. ...Keep on reading: China invading PH? Nonsense, says envoy.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

China invasion of PH? Nonsense, says Chinese envoy

MANILA, Philippines – Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua brushed aside claims that the recent landing of a Chinese government plane in Davao City is a threat to Philippine sovereignty. "Even they indicated that this might be the beginning of our invasion. Please allow me to be ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

China military plane causes stir

DAVAO CITY --- Authorities quickly dismissed concerns over the landing of a Chinese military plane at Davao International Airport here on Friday, saying it was no cause for alarm that should add to worries over what government critics had said was creeping Chinese invasion taking place in Philippine seas. "It only refueled," said Lt. Col. Jose Ritchie Pabilonia, commander of the Philippine Air Force's (PAF) Tactical Operations Group in Southern Mindanao. Pabilonia said the PAF had allowed the plane to land because "it had a diplomatic clearance." In a statement, Special Assistant to the President Christopher "Bong" Go said the request for landing and refueling of the Ilyushi...Keep on reading: China military plane causes stir.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 10th, 2018

‘Grand Deception’ by Jun Ledesma

Letters From Davao: WHEN RAPPLER through its President, Maria Ressa, was caught trifling with an important tenet in the Philippine constitution that mandates that Philippine media should be 100% owned by Filipinos the Securities and Exchange Commission ordered it closed. Rappler was parading like it is wholly owned by Filipinos but turned out it accepted investment from Omidyar Network (ON) which is known for its notoriety in destabilizing heads of state that are not docile to America. It tried deception by claiming that the Philippine Deposit Receipts it issued to ON money was for philanthropic contribution. The attempt dragged them deeper in shit as PDRs are actually commercial instruments. When this trick did not work, Ressa again tried another act this time claiming that Omidyar signed a waiver on its veto power. Again this did not pass scrutiny of the SEC because the said waiver was discovered to be just a scrap of paper as the document was not notarized.  Running out of deceptive tricks Ma. Ressa went berserk when she was served the closure order and went about town crying her freedom is being curtailed by Pres. Rodrigo Duterte no less. Her partner Pia Ranada did the same screaming she will be jailed by Duterte’s military. The grandstanding, it was obvious, was to stonewall the criminal violation they committed and to paint Rappler and its staff headed by Ressa as victims of oppression and dictatorial regime of Duterte. Contrary to its claim that they have lost their freedom of expression, more than ever Rappler had increased the crescendo of its unfettered attack on no less than the President Duterte himself. Ressa spearheaded a Black Friday movement supported by a handful of students from where else by the University of the Philippines campus and the usual garrulous but moribund Liberal Party stalwarts headed by VP Leni Robredo. They were joined in by UN Rapporteur Agnes Callamard and her local counterpart Chito Gascon in denouncing the Duterte government for curtailing the freedom of the press. Other foreign-funded media outfits joined the fray for obvious reason.  Theirs is a cacophony of ridiculous chants. Robredo warned that the closure of Rappler is a symptom of a dark future of the country. The juvenile delinquents in the UP campus joined pipsqueak assemblies with screaming placards denouncing Pres. Duterte and his “malignant forces that continue to peddle lies to justify their tyranny and dictatorship”.  They cut classes to face the TV cameras and klieg lights unmindful of yet another spectacular grade the survey firms Social Weather Station and Pulse Asia showing an “excellent” grade on the sustained trust and popularity of the nation on Duterte which they had been flagellating no end.  No one seems to mind their issue about tyranny and dictatorship as the World Bank grudgingly declared that “DDS killed democracy in the Philippines but they haven’t killed the country’s vibrant economy”.  Forbes, an international business magazine, likewise quoted WB on its Global Economic Prospects, which asserts that “Duterte Philippines is the 10th fastest growing economy in the world”.  The statistics is a slap on the face of VP Robredo who remains to be an incurable pessimist despite the figures that cannot lie. She continues to see the future of the Philippines in dark glasses forgetting that she is a Vice President and therefore should have celebrated with the rest for the gains that the country achieved. For her part, Maria Ressa simply ignored what Forbes and WB declared.  Maybe out of outrage that the Robredo seemed to be out of sync and blinded by sheer politicking and negativism, UP Political Science professor and political analyst, Clarita Carlos,  made a five-worded message to The Vice President thus: “President Duterte moves the Philippines forward”. To those who denigrate Duterte from cutting the country’s umbilical cord to America, Professor Carlos had this to say. “Duterte has moved the Philippines away from the usual foreign policy and in turn ‘defined national interest’ by tracking his own way of foreign policy”. She admired Duterte for his political guts and courage.  It is indeed pathetic that while the Philippines rise several notches higher in political and economic arena the opposition and the foreign-aided media outfits shamelessly continue to belittle these achievements. It is no small feat that Philippines came out stronger in economic growth than China in the 3rd quarter of 2017. On the 4th quarter moreover China rallied (6.9%) and landed on top of Asian countries followed by Vietnam (6.8) and Philippines 6.7%. The Philippines however has been growing more than 6% for nine consecutive quarters and that sustained growth is best among Asean nations. Any which way you look at it, that spells economic stability and investment grade for investors service firms like Moody’s and other international credit rating institutions. Cause and effect is a simple gauge to measure the impact of the tyranny and dictatorial regime that Rappler and its sympathizers have been accusing the Duterte regime. But as I always say, no one can quarrel with success especially when institutions of unquestionable stature put the positive figures across. Expect the economy to grow even faster in 2018 when infrastructure spending commences under the Duterte’s Build, Build, Build program. As we all know, the government had earmarked P8.4-trillion to achieve the mega infrastructure projects comprising of railways, highways and bridges, irrigation’s, airports and seaports to name a few. The job opportunities that these programs will generate are equally mind-boggling. […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2018

China Plane Skids Off Rainy Manila Runway; All Aboard Safe

MANILA, PHILIPPINES - A plane from China landing on a rain-soaked Manila runway in poor visibility veered off in a muddy field with one engine and a wheel ripped off but no serious injuries among t.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsAug 17th, 2018

Plane skids off rainy Manila runway, rips off engine,...

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - A plane from China veered off a runway at Manila's airport while landing in a downpour near midnight then got stuck in a muddy field with one engine and wheel ripped.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsAug 17th, 2018

Chinese plane lands on belly at NAIA, passengers safe

A plane from China’s Xiamen Airlines landed on its belly at the NAIA. Chinese plane lands on belly at NAIA, passengers safe A plane from China’s Xiamen Airlines landed on its belly on Thursday night at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). Source link: Chinese plane lands on belly at NAIA, passengers safe.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 17th, 2018

Dumaguete airport shuts down after plane stops on runway

THE Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) closed down the Dumaguate-Sibulan Airport after a plane from Manila damaged its tires as it landed, forcing it to stop in the middle of the runway on Tuesday. Philippine Airlines flight PR2541, a 157-seater Airbus 320, safely disembarked its passengers – 113 adults, two infants and six [...] The post Dumaguete airport shuts down after plane stops on runway appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsAug 14th, 2018

Philippines will not spend on joint exploration with China — Cayetano

The Philippine government will not directly invest in oil and gas exploration amid proposals to pursue a joint venture with China in the West Philippine Sea, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 8th, 2018

Tourism to boost grassroots growth

Developing the country’s tourism industry would bring inclusive growth and allow Filipinos to enjoy its benefits from the grassroots, Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go told members of the Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines (ATOP). Go recently met with ATOP members and called on them to help the government […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 5th, 2018

China donates patrol boats to PH Navy

The Chinese government has donated four patrol boats to the Philippine Navy as Manila seeks closer ties with Beijing despite a sea dispute. "The Philippine Navy thru the AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines) General Headquarters has accepted the donation from the PRC (People's Republic of China) four patrol boats," Navy spokesperson Cdr. Jonathan Zata said Sunday. The donation came with 30 units of rocket propelled grenade launcher (40 mm) with corresponding ammunition. Zata said they are assessing how the new boats can be integrated into the organization and supported in the long term in terms of logistics. "We have assigned personnel to train on its operation and maintenanc...Keep on reading: China donates patrol boats to PH Navy.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 29th, 2018

Chinese envoy downplays dispute between PH, China

THE Chinese Government on Friday night vowed to ensure that the small percentage of dispute between the Philippines and China will not affect the growth of the two countries’ overall relationship and cooperation. This was contained in the speech of China’s Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua during the reception….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 28th, 2018

Bong Go billboards, China on PH loans, Mandela | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: Bong Go billboard has been taken down . Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua denies China is putting the Philippines into a 'debt trap' by giving it grants and loans. Former US president Barack Obama on Tuesday warns of 'strange and uncertain times,' in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 18th, 2018

Chinese ambassador: Banners ‘vicious attack’

Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua on Tuesday described as a "vicious attack" on now warm relations between the Philippines and China the emergence of banners declaring the Philippines a Chinese province, which were apparently a take on a joke made by President Rodrigo Duterte. "The Philippines has never been a part of China," Zhao said at the sidelines of groundbreaking rites for two bridges being funded by the Chinese government. "Not now, or ever." Last week, a number of banners bearing the words "Welcome to the Philippines, Province of China" were seen hanging from several footbridges along major thoroughfares in the capital. The stunt came on the eve of the second anniversary ...Keep on reading: Chinese ambassador: Banners ‘vicious attack’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 18th, 2018

Duterte: China never asked for anything in exchange for aid to PH

  President Rodrigo Duterte claimedon Tuesdaythat China "never asked" for anything in exchange for its assistance to the Philippines.   "I just like to tell everybody that in all of these discussions, China never asked for any, not even a one square of real estate in this country," Duterte said in a speech during the inauguration of the Binondo-Intramuros bridge, a project funded by a Chinese grant.   Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Zhao Jianhua shared the stage with Duterte during the event.   Analysts and some lawmakers had earlier warned that the Philippines is headed for a debt trapafter the government entered intoChineseloans to boo...Keep on reading: Duterte: China never asked for anything in exchange for aid to PH.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018

Palace denies inaction on South China Sea dispute

Malacañang on Monday said it has been asserting the Philippines’ claims in the South China Sea after a nationwide poll suggested that four out of five Filipinos reject the government’s perceived inaction on the issue.  Source link link: Palace denies inaction on South China Sea dispute.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

Palace denies inaction on South China Sea dispute

Malacañang on Monday said it has been asserting the Philippines' claims in the South China Sea after a nationwide poll suggested that four out of five Filipinos reject the government's perceived inaction on the issue. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018